Inspect, repair, and pack repaired finished hats or caps.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Inspector-Packers do?

Inspects, repairs, and packs repaired finished hats or caps: Inspects hats or caps for flaws, such as poor stitching and improperly placed visors, bands, or ornaments. Makes minor repairs to hats or caps, such as sewing in missed stitches, using needle and thread, clipping loose threads, using scissors, and fastening loose ornaments. Sorts hats or caps into piles according to size. Lines boxes or cartons with tissue paper and packs hats or caps in containers. Marks contents on outside of containers. May spray hats, using airhose, to remove lint prior to packing. May perform final finishing operations, such as buckling chin straps. May be designated according to hat as Felt-Hat Inspector And Packer; Strawhat Inspector And Packer.

Should I be an Inspector-Packer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bottle-Label Inspector, Felt-Hat Inspector and Packer, Inserter, Promotional Item, Inspector Packer See More

    How to become an Inspector-Packer

    Most Inspector-Packers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9raaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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